Synonyms and Antonyms of prying

  1. 1 interested in what is not one's own business as we moved into our new home, we could sense that there were prying eyes watching us Synonyms inquisitive, nosy (or nosey), curious, snoopyRelated Words interfering, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, obtrusive, officious; inquisitional, inquisitorial, interrogative, questioning, quizzical; concerned, interestedNear Antonyms apathetic, disinterested, indifferent, unconcerned, uninterestedAntonyms incurious, uncurious

  2. 2 thrusting oneself where one is not welcome or invited prying neighbors who refuse to mind their own business Synonyms busy, interfering, intruding, meddlesome, meddling, nosy (or nosey), obtrusive, officious, presuming, presumptuous, protrusive, intrusive, pushing, pushy, snoopyRelated Words bold, brazen, bumptious, impertinent, impudent, insolent, rude; invading, trespassing; curious, inquisitive; annoying, harassing, pestiferous; overbearing, superserviceableNear Antonyms hands-off; uninvolved; quiet, reclusive, reserved, reticent, retiring, silent, taciturn, withdrawn; inhibited, restrained, subduedAntonyms unobtrusive

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up prying? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


feeling or affected by lethargy

Get Word of the Day daily email!